Our People

Directors

Nigel
Smith

Group Managing Director

Nigel has a long track record in the protective coatings industry and heads up operations at all our sites. He has worked for many leading industry names in the past 30 years, latterly as Business Development Director EMEA for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 

Steve Thornhill

Group Financial Director

Steve joined as a non-executive director in 2018 to provide strategic overview and support the Group’s M&A activities.  Steve has been working in corporate finance for more than 25 years holding senior positions with leaders in the field including KPMG, BDO and RSM Tenon.

Sharon Harrison

Group Sales
Director

Sharon has more than 15 years’ experience in senior management roles and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. She has previously worked in publishing, marketing and the KBB sector.

Neil
Whittle

Group Technical Director

Neil joined us in 2018 as part of our acquisition of Firwood Paints Ltd. He has worked in the coatings industry for over 40 years and has held senior technical and managerial positions at Hunting Industrial Coatings Ltd and Firwood.

General Managers

Nigel Franklin

General Manager - Redditch

Brent Taylor

General Manager - Birmingham

Mark Barnes

General Manager - Bolton

Steve McConnell

General Manager - Ireland

Sales Team

Richard Wright

Business Development Manager

Louie Moore

Area Sales Manager - North

Sharon Clayton

Area Sales Manager - Midlands

Ben Tweddle

Area Sales Manager - South